Mr. Yamamoto, Administrative Partner, is based out of Entrepia’s Santa Clara office, where he oversees Entrepia’s world-wide financial operations and funds administration. Prior to joining Entrepia, Mr. Yamamoto worked for Mitsumi Electronics Corp. as Treasurer, where he managed finance, taxes, legal and Information Systems for 10 years. During that time, he also served on several unsecured creditors’ committees of major chapter 11 cases of many prominent companies, including Smith Corona and Rexon/Tecmar. He also managed Mitsumi’s Transfer Pricing Taxation project team that became the first company in history to obtain a reversal of the infamous “donation” assessment by the Japanese National Tax Agency (NTA), for which he personally negotiated and argued before the IRS. Mr. Yamamoto also handled contract negotiations for licensing, manufacturing, joint development and distribution, as well as litigation involving Intellectual Property disputes, product liability claims, contract disputes, antitrust claims, employment disputes and credit/collections. Prior to his time with Mitsumi, Mr. Yamamoto worked for Matsushita Electric Works, Co., Ltd., including its U.S. subsidiary, Aromat Corporation, for 12 years in the areas of cost accounting, material management, and Information Systems.
Mr. Yamamoto received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from
Shiga University, Juris Doctor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan
University, and LL.M in Taxation from University of Alabama. He is a licensed attorney admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and California.